Hampshire accountancy firm HWB has appointed long-serving Andrew Kershaw as a Director of the firm.
Andrew, who has 20 years’ career experience in accountancy, was promoted from Associate Director.
He trained with Smith Acreman in Southampton, joining HWB in 2004 when the two firms merged.
Andrew, who is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), becomes HWB’s 10th Director.
He acts for small and medium-sized entities and his specialisms include creative agencies, property and the healthcare sector, particularly dentists.
In recent years Andrew has headed HWB’s online accounting programme, helping businesses’ transition to online software such as Xero or FreeAgent to help manage their finances as efficiently as possible and to comply with the Government’s Making Tax Digital regulations.
Andrew also advises many start-ups and has produced a number of instructional videos to help new businesses in their early stages.
HWB Managing Director Geoff Rhodes said: “This well-deserved appointment as Director recognises Andrew’s dedication, professionalism and hard work on behalf of the firm and I congratulate him on his achievement.
“It also demonstrates HWB’s continuing commitment to promote from within and develop our own talent. This very clear career advancement pathway to the top exemplifies why we are able to attract and retain top talent.”
Andrew said: “I am honoured to be named as a Director. I am grateful to HWB for showing faith in my abilities, but it is very much teamwork that is at the core of all the firm’s activities.
“My goal has always been to provide clients with a second-to-none service and I remain committed to achieving the best possible results in the most cost effective way.”
Chartered accountants HWB, headquartered at Chandler’s Ford, near Southampton, provides business and tax advice.
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HWB Chartered Accountants
Highland House, Mayflower Close, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh,
Hampshire, SO53 4AR
Phone: 023 8046 1200
HWB Chartered Accountants was founded in 1985 as Hopper Williams & Bell and is based near Southampton. The firm provides accounting, tax and business advisory services to organisations across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset & West Sussex and beyond.
As one of the leading firms of chartered accountants and business and tax advisers in the region, HWB offers the depth of resource and specialist skills of a national practice but remains dedicated to the personal approach.
Services include: accounting services, audit and assurance, auto enrolment, business strategy & planning, corporate finance, HMRC enquiry fee protection, human resources, international services, IT services and solutions, online accounting, payroll services, personal tax services, probate & estate administration, specialist tax and financial planning.
Specialisms include: education sector and academies, architects, charities, FCA accountants, healthcare, legal, logistics, property accountants, recruitment and travel.
HWB’s motto is Experience the difference.
The firm produces a series of guides and tax cards and has a resources centre on its website, as well as staging seminars and events on a regular basis. The HWBulletin is published bi-annually.
HWB is registered to carry on audit work in the UK and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
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